From the generalized to the specialized, neuroscience majors explore interdisciplinary curricular options to prepare for a wide variety of post-baccalaureate goals within career fields such as biomedical research or professional programs in the health sciences, such as medical school. To this end, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities are abundant, both within the classroom and teaching laboratories as well as through original research. As a result, our students are prepared for leadership and career success.
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B.S. in Neuroscience – 2022-2023 forward

Core Courses (24 credits)

BIO 2001/2002. Principles of Genetics/Lab (3/1)
NEU 3010. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (4)
NEU 3011/3011L. Systems Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy Lab (4)
PSY 2000. Introduction to Psychology (4)
PSY 2100. Statistics for Psychology (4) or STS 2020.
Introduction to Statistics (4) or STS 2910.
Introduction to Statistical Analysis with SAS Applications (4)
PSY/NEU 2600. Biopsychology (4)

Behavioral Neuroscience Track

Additional Core Courses (8 credits)

PSY 2500. Cognitive Psychology (4)

PSY 3100. Research Methods (4)

Select 12 Credits from the Following List: 

PSY 3510. Language & Thought (4)

PSY 3520. Sensation & Perception (4)

PSY 4342. Cognitive Aging (4)

PSY 4510. Learning & Memory (4)

PSY 4610. Drugs & Human Behavior (4)

PSY 4620. Clinical Neuropsychology (4)

Select 8 credits from the following list. At least 4 credits must be outside of psychology:

CSC 1710. Introduction to Computer Programming (4)
NEU 4200. Neurogenesis (4)
NEU 4210. Current Techniques in Neuroscience (4)
NEU 4290. Current Topics in Neuroscience (4)
PSY 2250. Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 2300. Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 4110. Undergraduate Research (4)
PSY 4710-4750. Internship (4)
STS 2950. Biostatistics (4)

Neurobiology Track

Additional Core Requirement (4 credits)

BIO 3061. Integrated Human Physiology / Lab (3/1)

Select 12 credits from the following list. At least 4 credits must have a NEU prefix:
NEU 4200. Neurogenesis (4)
NEU 4210. Current Techniques in Neuroscience (4)
NEU 4290. Current Topics in Neuroscience (4)
PSY 3510. Language & Thought (4)
PSY 3520. Sensation & Perception (4)
PSY 4342. Cognitive Aging (4)
PSY 4510. Learning & Memory (4)
PSY 4610. Drugs & Human Behavior (4)
PSY 4620. Clinical Neuropsychology (4)

Select 12 credits from the following list:
CHM 1010/1011. General Chemistry I/Lab (3/1)
CHM 1020/1021. General Chemistry II/Lab (3/1)
CHM 2510/2011. Organic Chemistry I/Lab (3/1)
CHM 2520/2021. Organic Chemistry II/Lab (3/1)
PHY 1510/1511. General Physics/Lab (3/1)
STS 2950. Biostatistics (4)

Students completing the B.S. degree in Neuroscience must take BIO 1500/1501. Principles of Cell Biology/Lab (3/1) as their Natural Sciences General Education course and MTH 1400. Pre-Calculus (4) as their Quantitative Reasoning General Education course.

*A student cannot double major in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.

*A student cannot double major in Biology and Neurobiology.

A bachelors degree in Neuroscience at High Point University will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities. The careers available to a student with a BS in Neuroscience overlap significantly with careers available to students with either a biology or psychology degree. Many students may wish to further specialize their education by pursuing advanced degrees. Below are some examples of career opportunities for students graduating with a BS in Neuroscience, as well as careers which Neuroscience students are well prepared to pursue additional training.

Behavioral Neuroscience TrackNeurobiology TrackBoth Tracks
B.S.-Psychometrist*
-EEG Technologist*
-Public Policy
-Residential Counselor
-Clinical Research Assistant
-Special Education Assistant
-Patient Care Assistant*
-Law Enforcement
-Advertising / Marketing
-Laboratory Technician
-Medical Healthcare Manager
-Pharmacy Technician*
-Medical Technician*
-Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician*
-Sales Engineer
-Natural Sciences Manager
-Pharmaceutical Sales
-Science Writer
-Science Advocacy
-Nonprofit Work
-Health Educator
-Forensic Science Technician
-Regulatory Affairs Specialist
-Lab Animal Care Technician
Master's Degree-Occupational Therapist
-Neuroimaging Technician
-Speech-Language Pathologist
-Public Health
-Social Work
-Statistician / Consulting
-Orthotist / Prosthetist
-Neural Engineer
-Nurse Practitioner
-Physician’s Assistant
-Genetic Counselor
-Teacher
-Epidemiology
-Biostatistician
Doctorate-Physical Therapist
-Clinical Psychologist
-Neuropsychologist
-Audiologist
-Lawyer
-Dentist
-Optometrist
-Food Scientist
-Pharmacist
-Veterinarian
-Medicine
-Research Scientist
-Professor

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At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.

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